Natural Remedies for Dry, Cracked Feet
The sad truth is that many of us barely find the time to take care of ourselves and even if we do, let’s face it – feet come last on that list. Add to this health conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, diabetes or just general dry skin, and it’s a recipe for disaster for our feet. In this article, let’s explore natural remedies that help with dry feet and cracked feet.
Doing a combination of the four steps outlined below (or even just consistently doing one or two) can help refresh, soften and moisturize your feet and keep them healthy.
Read on to see how…
Table of Contents
- 1 A. DIY Epsom Salt Soak For Feet
- 2 B. DIY Foot Cream Using Aloe Vera, Coconut Oil, Peppermint, Shea Butter
- 3 C. Boroline for Soft Feet (+with socks)
- 4 D. Listerine + Vinegar Foot Bath & Pumice Stone for Dead Skin on Cracked Feet
A. DIY Epsom Salt Soak For Feet
In a basin, add warm to hot water and half a cup of Epsom salt. Mix the salt in so that it dissolves. Soak your feet in for at least 15 minutes. Not only does this soften the skin on your heels and the soles of your feet, this foot bath also helps relax you overall.
B. DIY Foot Cream Using Aloe Vera, Coconut Oil, Peppermint, Shea Butter
Prepare your very own DIY foot cream that deep moisturizes and freshens up tired, aching feet. It also doubles up as a potent antimicrobial.
The peppermint oil adds that extra oomph to help tired feet, but that’s totally optional. The other ingredients are the main players in moisturizing dry feet and treating cracks on heels.
Apply as a daily moisturizer or leave overnight and put socks on as you sleep.
C. Boroline for Soft Feet (+with socks)
The simplest remedy for cracked feet is to use a deep moisturizing ointment that’s been used in Indian skin care routines for decades. You’d be hard-pressed to find too many Indian homes without this staple in their medicine cabinets or bedside tables.
Boroline is a miracle cure for many skin issues including dry feet and cracked heels. Rub a generous dollop of Boroline ointment on the soles and pads of your feet and put a pair of socks on. Wake up to wonderfully moisturized feet.
Repeat this every night and you’ll begin seeing results very, very soon. Trust me!
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Read More: The Miracle Uses of Boroline
D. Listerine + Vinegar Foot Bath & Pumice Stone for Dead Skin on Cracked Feet
This is a hack that’s been floating around for a while now. Apparently, this works best with the blue listerine.
In your foot basin, add three cups water and 1 cup of blue listerine. Also add half a cup of white vinegar.
Simply soak your feet for 10-15 minutes and gently slough off the dead skin on your heels with a pumice stone. Don’t go rubbing too hard or too much though! You don’t want to over-exfoliate your feet and leave them prone to infection.
Finish off with your DIY foot cream or moisturizer (as above) and voila!